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CNN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as i believe all the countries in northeast asia share that same interest with us. >> this underscores the need for crisis management mechanisms and effective channels of communication between china and japan to reduce the risk of escalation. >> the vice president heads to meet with china's president xi jinping on wednesday. the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's new air defense zone. >>> s
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
. ♪ >>> right now, live pictures in washington, d.c. president barack obama taking part in a conversation at the saban forum, bringing together american and israeli leaders from across the political and social spectrum. let's listen in right now to the introduction of the president. >> i am personally honored that you insisted that i have this conversation with you, even though i never set foot for any conversation for ten years. so thank you. i'm very honored. should we start with iran? >> we should. >> okay, good. mr. president, polls indicate that 77% of israelis don't believe this deal would preclude iran from having nuclear weapons, and they perceive this as an existential matter for them. what can you say to the israeli people to address that concern? >> before i answer the question, let me say to you thank you so much for the great work that you've done. i thank the saban forum and center has done outstanding work and it provides us a mechanism where we don't just scratch the surface of these issues. obviously the challenges in the middle east are enormous and the work
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am PST
, chief of staff so he knows how to deal with a hostile congress. he has worked with obama. he ran the transition for him and also built what has been the most successful left of center think tank launched, the center for american progress. someone with very good ties inside the broad democratic coalition and has experience dealing with congress. >> what does it say the president is calling on him to bring him in as a counselor to the president? >> the counselor is a historically a pretty fuzzy term. it usually translates into you give a lot of advice, you don't necessarily have a lot of line responsibility. i think the experience of bringing in folks like john podesta in the past has varied enormously. we'll have to wait and see how much actually operational influence they give him. can i by thing is one thing, controlling decisions is another. >> i remember in the first term of the bill clinton administration when they had some serious problems in 1993. >> a guy you sort of know. >> they brought in david gergen who had advised republican presidents and then at some point, leon pa
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
president lost a lot of trust with the american public. a lot of confidence, in particular in the business community. i think now he's got to make sure he sets expectations and time lines that are realistic. >> is he too late? has he damaged obama care? >> i don't think it's too late. i think from a legacy perspective, the way this was rolled out will have some effect on that. >>> the battle over this andy warhol photo of farrah fawcett is being fought in court. she left her art to her alma mat mater. the actor took to the stand saying there were two prints one for ah faucet and one for him. alan duke, we know ryan o'neil admits to taking the portrait, why? >> he was left out of farrah fawcett's will, everything went to their son redmond o'neal. what he did a week after her death in june of 2009 was he went to her condominium, took it off her wall and back to his malibu home, the home where they lived together in the 1990s. what happened in court yesterday was somewhat embarrassing and emotional for mr. o'neal. he had to talk about his affair with a 25-year-old woman and being caught in th
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
least a dozen countries will be here. united states president obama as well as two former presidents, presidents clinton and bush as well as their wives will be in attendance with many other american dignitaries. they will be joined by leaders of at least a dozen other countries. and more are continuing to join. >> madiba, this guy is the greatest. never like him and never see anything like him again. >> reporter: on sunday,,000s packs places of worship. different creeds and colors honoring the same man as father. >> it's a special mass for mr. madiba. peace. and we must hold that peace. so that where he is, he will be very pleased. >> reporter: tiers and cheers capturing the love of man deebia. but the greatest memorial may be the faces, black and white together. parents bring children who will live a life madiba helped make possible. >> they were born free and they express all the fruits of what he gave us. >> there is also loss. one man says he hasn't been able to sleep or eat since he heard the news. >> how can i live without madiba? i'm so sad. >> reporter: the long good-bye wil
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
big numbers and growth because they're reaping the benefits. they feel the american economy has improved. >> hold it, hold it, hold it. >> quick. go ahead, quick. >> that's fine, but who is the president of the united states? it is not herbert hoover, it is barack obama. >> it is a 30 year trend. it is a 30 year trend. >> if they want to change this, they have a way to change it. they could do this. there are on a bunch of other things. don't say it is corporate greed, it is inability of political leadership to get anything done. >> it's a 30 year trend. you can't say government is going to make companies pay people more. that's a dictatorship. >> all right. >> they make rich companies pay people more. >> not because the conversation ended, but because i am being yelled at. we have a commercial break to get in. we have to pick this up another time, another place, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> have a good week. >> you, too. >>> millions are being impacted by winter like weather. among them, a country singer talking about conditions in one of the hardest-hit areas. ♪ noth
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
just wait and see how that works out. the obama administration has tried to open up things a little bit to the cuban government, allowing cuban americans to travel more frequently to the island and that sort of thing. but at this point, this whole situation with alan gross being kept the prisoner in cuba is really an impediment to improve relations with the white house. at least according to senior administration officials. they said repeatedly that that gentleman, alan gross, must be released from his imprisonment in cuba for things to improve with the yunited states and tha country. >> his health isn't fathring so well. >>> south africans brave the heavy rains to honor nelson mandela. his grandson called mandela my hero. robyn curnow joins us with some of the best moments. >> reporter: it has just ended, the memorial service for nelson mandela and as it started, take a listen. song, dance, a celebration of this great man's life. we just saw winnie mandela, his ex-wife, hug archbishop desmond tutu. big smiles on their faces. these two were really symbols of the anti-apartmenheid strugg
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
killed more than 2,000 american service members. the attack brought the u.s. into world war two. >>> president obama is having a hard time explaining a meeting with controversial relative. for some time the white house has said the president never met with a kenyan uncle who was in the united states illegally. but now it has a new version of what happened. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: fredericka, which is at an uncle of the president who has gone through some legal problems with immigration and other things. and it's about an impression the white house has given that it's keeping this uncle at arm's length. but white house aides now say they weren't doing that. he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and is now kuth up in the president's political migraine. the man's name called omar, the president's uncle. the boston globe previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge fo
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
. i'm brooke baldwin. president obama is already on his way back home to the u.s. after delivering that heart-felt eulogy to nelson mandela. the president and first lady headed up this american delegation that included three former u.s. presidents, a number of dignitaries, making this one of the largest gatherings of heads of state in modern history. and just look at the vip section. george and laura bush chatting up the clintons. all the while the rain is coming down. even celebrities of the likes of bono and charlize theron making the long journey to pay their respects. ♪ at times with the singing and the dancing, it just felt like a revival with american gospel singer kirk franklin just pumping up the crowd ahead of president obama's remarks. >> i am not a saint, he said, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. that was precisely because he could admit to imperfection, because he could be so full of good humor, even mischief, despite the heavy burdens he carried that we loved him so. he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a frie
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
longer term isn't there. the top 25% of americans own 75% of the stocks. so if you're wealthy, you're feeling it. but if you're in the middle and on the lower end of the economic spectrum, you aren't. >> as president obama pointed out yesterday a growing disparity between the haves and have-nots here in the country. is that a real threat to the overall economy? >> i think it absolutely is. i think it is the key economic problem of our time, the growing income gap and stagnant wages. our economy is made up of 70% consumer spending. if you have the majority of americans not getting raises, not feeling confident you cannot have a more robust recovery longer term. we've got to get unemployment down and wages up. >> you're talking to the smartest analysts in new york, what is their prediction going into 2014? what can we an tess pate? >> well, i think that people are expecting the federal reserve to start tapering back on its asset buying. they've been pouring $85 billion a month into the economy, one of the reasons stocks remain high. i did a cover story in "time "s on carl icahn who beli
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
of americans enrolling for obama care this week alone is higher than the number for all of the months of october when the health care website went online with all kinds of problems. the source credits the website's improved performance for the enrollment of 29,000 new customers. november numbers are due out soon. as you know, people are signing up through state exchanges as well. >>> with a signature program finally grinding forward, the president signaled today he is going back on the offensive. the aforementioned jim acosta has that story for us now today. what did he say? >> reporter: that's right, brooke. i think you can describe today as, if yesterday was the obama care rebranding effort getting launched, today might have been an obama branding -- rebranding effort getting launched because the president went back to his base, was trying to rib up his base with two events in washington, one at the event center for american progress, a liberal think tank in washington, talking about the economy, issues bi s like incom disparity, called for a hike in minimum wage, extending u
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am PST
did offer again another stout defense of obama care. he said that republicans owe it to americans to say not just what they're against but what they're for, and on that front, wolf, we should also mention that i an source familiar with enrollment numbers did confirm to cnn within the last couple hours that they enrolled 29,000 people in the first two days since december 1st when the website was supposed to be working for the vast majority of people. 29,000 people. that's more than the number of people that enrolled in october. it's an indication the administration says now that they have the website working at least better, that that enrollment number is starting to accelerate rapidly and they feel like that's going to make up some of the ground they lost during the botched rollout of obama care. >> we'll hear more from the president in the coming days. he's on a major pr offensive right now. jim, thanks very much. jim an costas reporting from the white house. >>> coming up later this hour, by the way, the autopsy results on the actor paul walker who died in a car wreck. they are jus
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
movement and i think it awakened and it was a revelation for many, many americans. >> i'm sure president obama and i'm sure you'll agree was deeply disappointed when he was in south africa earlier this year, with his family, he was not able to go and meet president mandela, because he was so gravely ill. i'm sure he would have loved to have done that, but he obviously couldn't. he'll head to south africa in the coming days for the funeral, this will be an important event not only for president obama but for the united states. >> yes, and again, wolf, mandela has not been himself for a number of years. i think it was understandable he wasn't able to meet with the president. mandela say man of such great pride. the last few years when his memory was failing him, he felt awkward, seeing people, but i do think it's a great opportunity for president obama, president obama has had an important and deep focus on africa, the young african leaders initiative that he started as something that he cares a great deal about, so i think it will be an important moment when he does go over ther
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
white house says it's working to fix those problems. obama care is designed to help more people get insurance coverage. what about making americans healthier? dr. sanjay gupta is joining us to you. you wrote a very provocative article on cnn.com, it's now posted which says there's too much focus on the website. explain the driving point you're making here. >> well, i think everyone's focused on the website and it's become this horse race looking at numbers from month to month and figuring out just how well the site is going to work. obviously it's very important. i've talked about this quite a bit. if you look at some off the goals of health reform overall, not just health insurance reform but health reform, it was certainly about increasing access so more people had health care insurance but more so, it was about trying to create a healthier america. and that was sort of the point of my article was let's not lose sight of the big picture in all of this and how do we create a healthier america. there was a fascinating study done a few years ago out of the state of oregon. it looked
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
killed four americans in benghazi and the new health care reform law. senator jon cornyn says in both cases, the obama administration has been doing nothing but lying. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. cornyn made that statement during a google hang out section. is he running for re-election. >>> while republicans attack obama care, the white house is about to go on the offensive, making a new push to tout the program's benefits as it tries to turn public opinion after two months of really bad publicity. cnn's senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington to tell us how. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer
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